The Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning

We recognize that balancing campus and community needs requires awareness, flexibility, and a customized approach that evolves with our relationships. Some examples of our work include:

  • Advancing community priorities by convening conversations with faculty, academic program staff and community organizations on topics that incorporate both campus and community interests. We do this by maintaining authentic relationships with both faculty and community in order to support conversations that are thoughtful, respectful, and dynamic. Read more about our recent community conversation with the School of Education and education-focused community organizations.
  • Evolving the campus approach to relationship-building with our local communities by supporting meaningful partnerships that balance student learning, faculty priorities and community need.
  • Sponsoring events, conferences, and workshops that educate campus and community stakeholders and enhance our work together. Read more about our annual Dewey Lecture.
  • Connecting community organizations with campus resources including partnership opportunities, financial support, and passionate students. Learn more about our evolving virtual resource, Connect to Community, a volunteer portal designed to connect community organizations with student volunteers. Check out campus resources like the Michigan Outreach Directory and the UM-Government Relations Community Guide for more detailed information about activities and resources available to our communities.

Interested in exploring ways we can work together? Contact us to set up a consultation with Ginsberg Center staff: ginsberginfo@umich.edu